In 1876, Alexander Graham Bell placed the first phone call. In 1936, NBC/RCA aired the first public television broadcast. In 1990, Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web. Now, another milestone in communication history – the Windsor High School Broadcasting Club will stream its first live event.
The group will broadcast Friday’s varsity girls basketball game against Susquehanna Valley on the Windsor Central School District’s Facebook page.
The streaming event is the culmination of the club’s work since the beginning of the school year to acquire the practice and equipment needed to air a live sporting event.
“We hope to inspire others who are hoping to get into public relations or broadcasting. Now they’ll have the opportunity to explore and gain a greater skill set,” said Windsor High School senior Hunter Truman, a founding member of the Broadcasting Club.
Truman says the club’s goals are to cover sporting events, other school activities and produce newscasts. The club has already produced news announcements under the direction of club faculty advisor Scott Symons. Truman spent the football season live-tweeting game updates and stats on the District’s Twitter feed.
“I hope they get some 21st-century skills, from dealing with the electronics side to the internet side. I want them to put themselves out there for other kids who may want to do something like this in the future,” said Symons.
Symons’ goal is for the work of the Broadcasting Club to become a class where students can learn multi-media skills, including video production.
In addition to Friday’s game, the club will also live stream the boys varsity basketball game on Wednesday, January 17th against Chenango Valley. Other events and dates will be announced.